Our Theology

The word "theology" literally means "Word [logos] about God." We want the children we teach to have a basic understanding about the nature of God and a commitment to apply His character in their culture.

Our basic theology includes the following:

1. There is only one God, the God revealed in the Bible [Deuteronomy 6:4; Romans 3:30].

2. All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the person of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work [2 Timothy 3:16,17].

3. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth [Genesis 1:1].

4. The Law is our tutor to lead us to Jesus, the Messiah [Galatians 3:24].

5. Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and Lord. He is the image of the invisible God who came to show us what God is like and to take our sins as His on the cross so we can be saved by His sacrifice [John 1:1, 1:18, Colossians 1:16, John 3:16; 1 Peter 2:22-24].

6. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment [John 16:8].

7. People are saved by faith in Jesus because of God's grace [John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8-10].

8. Anyone in Christ is a new creation [2 Corinthians 5:17].

9. God wants His children to mature toward becoming like Jesus in attitudes and actions [Ephesians 4:11-5:1].

10. God wants all His children to live in unity with one another [John 17:20-21], to love one another as Jesus modeled for us [John 13:34-35, Ephesians 3:14-4:6].

11. The Church is the Family of God, the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ to continue the Father's love [Ephesians 4:14-19], the Spirit's fruit [Galatians 5:22-23], and the Son's service for mankind [John 20:21; Matthew 20:26-28; Matthew 28:19-20].

With this basic theology, our desire is to partner with churches by teaching their children with creative methods and in the end they will love the Father, apply the fruit of the Spirit, serve people as Christ's representatives/ambassadors, and become adults who will make positive differences in the world. Within this basic theology, a congregation can be comfortable sharing its distinctive, unique, and important emphases.